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Doe_Eyes
  • From:USA

Date Posted:07-05-2017 02:51:21Copy HTML

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My husband's great great uncle owned/trained a Kentucky Derby winner, Halma.  Every year, every Kentuckian, from all over the world, will pause and watch the Derby, no matter where they are.   My sister lived in Los Angeles for 25 years and for most of those years, hosted a Kentucky Derby party complete with betting pools, cheese grits, mint Julips and country ham, usually introducing those traditions to others for the first time.  One of the first Derby parties I attended was one that I watched Secretariat win the Derby.  My uncle hosted a Derby party every year since I can remember up until the year he died at age 95.  I have friends who live in Colorado, Florida, and California that celebrate their roots, their home state and the Kentucky Derby each first Saturday in May.  It is a tradition, it is a pride, it is a celebration of Kentucky.  You will find no fiercer loyalty to a state than Kentuckians.  The above tribute to my home town from Tom Hammond is fitting at this time of year.  

What about your hometown, home state, etc.?  Is there one day a year, a certain season that makes you swell with pride, or miss home, or makes you want to go back, if you live somewhere else, or makes you glad you are there, if you decided to live your life there?    
There is a great deal to be outraged right now: Russian interference, ICE raids in hospital rooms, Eroding LGBTQ rights, Vanishing environmental protections, Puerto Rico still in shambles, Flint still without clean water, unparalleled gun homicides, a compromised Evangelical Church, raising hate crimes, the sabotaging on the Affordable Care Act. - John Pavlovitz [B]Their blood is on YOUR hands.[/B]
bones1776 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #1
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:08-05-2017 11:17:54Copy HTML

Lived in Louisville for a year as a teenager. Loved it! We were there for Derby Day and, even though we didn't go to Churchhill Downs the whole town was a huge party. The people of Kentucky are wonderful!
Live it or live with it.
bones1776 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #2
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:09-05-2017 12:28:56Copy HTML

I was born in Raleigh. My family have been in North Carolina since before the Revolutionary War. A beautiful "small town" of a city. I still go there to visit family and especially love it in spring when the flowers bloom and summer which reminds me of when my brothers and I would stay with my grandparents. Our cousins were our best friends. Lots of happy memories!

Fun fact: My family actually had/has a lot of presence in a little place east of Raleigh called "Lizard Lick." It is a real place and site of the awful (to put it kindly) "reality" TV show, "Lizard Lick Towing." I am pleased, and relieved, to say that I am not related to a single character on that show!



Live it or live with it.
Doe_Eyes Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #3
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:09-05-2017 02:23:21Copy HTML

That's great Bones.  I've never been to Raleigh, the closest I've come is probably Asheville or Myrtle Beach.  Maybe when my husband retires we will just drive around these United States without a destination in mind, just to see the places we hurry past to get somewhere.  Raleigh sounds like a beautiful town and reading up on it, was one of the earliest "planned" cities in the country.  And since I'm not that much into U.K. basketball, I won't hold it against you that you are from enemy territory.  LOL 

BTW, Lizard Lick sounds like it could be a town in Kentucky, we have some doozies here too.  We have Mud Lick, Deer Lick, Paint Lick, Sulpher Lick, Bee Lick, Wolf Lick, to name a few. 

And thank you for your kind words about Kentuckians.  We can be gracious; but fierce too, when needed.        
There is a great deal to be outraged right now: Russian interference, ICE raids in hospital rooms, Eroding LGBTQ rights, Vanishing environmental protections, Puerto Rico still in shambles, Flint still without clean water, unparalleled gun homicides, a compromised Evangelical Church, raising hate crimes, the sabotaging on the Affordable Care Act. - John Pavlovitz [B]Their blood is on YOUR hands.[/B]
bones1776 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #4
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:09-05-2017 02:51:47Copy HTML

Thanks for the pass on the ACC basketball rivlries. March Madness can be a little tense during family gatherings. I have relatives who attended UNC, Duke, Wake Forest, and NC State. I try to stay above the fray, enjoy a few beers, and remind everyone that baseball season is coming for us more civilized types! My grandfather was a minor league catcher who was called up briefly for the St. Louis Browns, so baseball is really my passion, sports-wise.
Live it or live with it.
mudbugluv Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #5
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:09-05-2017 03:34:57Copy HTML

Reply to bones1776

I was born in Raleigh. My family have been in North Carolina since before the Revolutionary War. A beautiful "small town" of a city. I still go there to visit family and especially love it in spring when the flowers bloom and summer which reminds me of when my brothers and I would stay with my grandparents. Our cousins were our best friends. Lots of happy memories!

Fun fact: My family actually had/has a lot of presence in a little place east of Raleigh called "Lizard Lick." It is a real place and site of the awful (to put it kindly) "reality" TV show, "Lizard Lick Towing." I am pleased, and relieved, to say that I am not related to a single character on that show!




I was born and raised in Raleigh also Bones. The Carolina vs. Duke rivalry has always been a heated one in my family. For me it is Carolina. For my uncle, it was Duke. Glad my Carolina fellas prevailed this year!
“A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.” ― Douglas Adams
bones1776 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #6
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:09-05-2017 04:10:52Copy HTML

Hail, fellow Tarheel!
Live it or live with it.
mudbugluv Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #7
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:09-05-2017 04:27:58Copy HTML

Reply to bones1776

Hail, fellow Tarheel!


“A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.” ― Douglas Adams
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #8
  • From:New_zealand

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:02-06-2017 03:12:32Copy HTML

Iquique Chile.
"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
bones1776 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #9
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:03-06-2017 02:17:49Copy HTML

Looks like a pretty cool city, Yobbo!!

http://chile.travel/en/where-to-go/north-and-the-atacama-desert/iquique/?gclid=CKfJ4cbuodQCFVYlgQoda0oLUg

Live it or live with it.
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #10
  • From:New_zealand

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:05-06-2017 03:15:53Copy HTML

It is again now that Chilenos can govern themselves.

But it wasn't when Pinochet's thugs, with the help of Americans, were killing my family.
"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
bones1776 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #11
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:06-06-2017 05:04:50Copy HTML

I didn't do it.
Live it or live with it.
Yobbo Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #12
  • From:New_zealand

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:07-06-2017 02:29:57Copy HTML

True.
"Les hommes ne font jamais le mal si complètement et joyeusement que lorsqu'ils le font par conviction religieuse." Blaise Pascal
Doe_Eyes Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #13
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:07-06-2017 02:40:15Copy HTML

It looks like a beautiful place, Yobbo.  I am sorry that you and your family have suffered under such a repressive government.   One thing about this thread, I am learning new things about places I've never heard of, such as Iquique, or learning more about other places that I've heard of, but never have visited, such as Raleigh, North Carolina.  It seems that Iquique is quite a tourist destination because of it's location and beautiful beaches.  Thank you for sharing your hometown with us, even if the history you have experienced, was so traumatic.     
There is a great deal to be outraged right now: Russian interference, ICE raids in hospital rooms, Eroding LGBTQ rights, Vanishing environmental protections, Puerto Rico still in shambles, Flint still without clean water, unparalleled gun homicides, a compromised Evangelical Church, raising hate crimes, the sabotaging on the Affordable Care Act. - John Pavlovitz [B]Their blood is on YOUR hands.[/B]
_QZ_ Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #14
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:07-06-2017 03:18:42Copy HTML

 I've been to Lexington and Raleigh...both great....but not Iquique.  I'm planning a trip to Chile in the next year or so and might though if I can swing it because it looks beautiful...it's always hard to narrow down what you can see in a country when you only have limited time.  I went to the race track while I was in KY to tour it which was great fun.  I had my first Mint Julep there and the Hot Brown Sandwich...you a fan of either, Doe?  I thought they both fantastic, however I don't know how anyone who indulges regularly in either isn't sauced and 300 pounds! 


I was born and raised in San Jose, CA.  Back then, it was a developing city, but there were still acres and acres of fruit orchards.  One of the unfortunate things about Silicon Valley having developed in this area is the loss of great farmland.  My parents brought a piece of property in a new housing tract and were one of the first to build on it....all the rest was still rows and rows of apricot trees.  Seems crazy if you see the same area now because you'd never know it.  I can't think of any one single thing that marks my hometown, but having been to all 50 states I still have never found any place that has all of things this area has to offer.  That's why I'm still here (not in SJ, but still SV), even though I'm obviously a unicorn when it comes to the politics. 

Doe_Eyes Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #15
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:08-06-2017 01:33:32Copy HTML

Qz, I love Hot Browns but they are something that you don't eat often unless you want a heart attack.  I've never had a mint Julip although every spring I keep saying I'm going to have one, I never do.  San Jose sounds like a place I would have liked better in the past, with the apricot orchards, rather than after development.  My brother was stationed in San Jose during the Vietnam war.  I've never been to San Jose, or California for that matter, but I've always wanted to see the Winchester Mystery house if I ever make it out there.            
There is a great deal to be outraged right now: Russian interference, ICE raids in hospital rooms, Eroding LGBTQ rights, Vanishing environmental protections, Puerto Rico still in shambles, Flint still without clean water, unparalleled gun homicides, a compromised Evangelical Church, raising hate crimes, the sabotaging on the Affordable Care Act. - John Pavlovitz [B]Their blood is on YOUR hands.[/B]
Doe_Eyes Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #16
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:26-06-2017 03:11:54Copy HTML

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There is a great deal to be outraged right now: Russian interference, ICE raids in hospital rooms, Eroding LGBTQ rights, Vanishing environmental protections, Puerto Rico still in shambles, Flint still without clean water, unparalleled gun homicides, a compromised Evangelical Church, raising hate crimes, the sabotaging on the Affordable Care Act. - John Pavlovitz [B]Their blood is on YOUR hands.[/B]
dunjuz_not Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #17
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:12-11-2017 03:57:26Copy HTML

Chile sounds cold.
We're all prisoners of conscious.~
katie5445 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #18
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:26-11-2017 06:30:40Copy HTML

Reply to _QZ_

 I've been to Lexington and Raleigh...both great....but not Iquique.  I'm planning a trip to Chile in the next year or so and might though if I can swing it because it looks beautiful...it's always hard to narrow down what you can see in a country when you only have limited time.  I went to the race track while I was in KY to tour it which was great fun.  I had my first Mint Julep there and the Hot Brown Sandwich...you a fan of either, Doe?  I thought they both fantastic, however I don't know how anyone who indulges regularly in either isn't sauced and 300 pounds! 


I was born and raised in San Jose, CA.  Back then, it was a developing city, but there were still acres and acres of fruit orchards.  One of the unfortunate things about Silicon Valley having developed in this area is the loss of great farmland.  My parents brought a piece of property in a new housing tract and were one of the first to build on it....all the rest was still rows and rows of apricot trees.  Seems crazy if you see the same area now because you'd never know it.  I can't think of any one single thing that marks my hometown, but having been to all 50 states I still have never found any place that has all of things this area has to offer.  That's why I'm still here (not in SJ, but still SV), even though I'm obviously a unicorn when it comes to the politics. 


We have a similar background, I was born and raised in the Bay Area, my aunt and uncle owned an apricot orchard in Cupertino, which at the time was very rural. My cousin still owns the house and a few acres but her parents sold off the vast majority years ago and she is surrounded by the suburbs. I lived in Santa Cruz for several years, it was a great escape. As much as people diss CA., it is hard to find a state that offers so much as far as weather, the coast, the mountains. I'm in Portland, OR., and I couldn't imagine not living where I could easily get to the coast, the mountains or the desert.
katie5445 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #19
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:26-11-2017 06:34:36Copy HTML

Reply to Doe_Eyes

Qz, I love Hot Browns but they are something that you don't eat often unless you want a heart attack.  I've never had a mint Julip although every spring I keep saying I'm going to have one, I never do.  San Jose sounds like a place I would have liked better in the past, with the apricot orchards, rather than after development.  My brother was stationed in San Jose during the Vietnam war.  I've never been to San Jose, or California for that matter, but I've always wanted to see the Winchester Mystery house if I ever make it out there.            

Cross that one off your bucket list, you will be disappointed.
nateonthenet Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #20
  • From:USA

Re:My Hometown!

Date Posted:08-04-2018 05:49:18Copy HTML

 I had my only mint julip in Lexington just cuz...

the south sucks.  sorry, it's the truth
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